Recipe Submissions

Be sure to check the theme for which we are accepting submissions!


 Calling all cooks, chefs, food bloggers and anyone who loves to write about that time they burned macaroni & cheese – A. Marie needs to know she’s not the only one guilty of this – we are now accepting original recipes for submissions! And yes, we will accept your original recipes even if they have been previously published on your blog.  BUT!  There’s a catch! We will only accept the recipes if they are accompanied with an anecdote, short story or essay.  Think Julie & Julia if you need an example.  Your anecdotes/short stories don’t have to be about a cooking success either! We’d love to read about the time the fire department had to come and extinguish your popcorn maker or hose down the burned cookies inside your oven.  If you can’t think of any real stories to accompany your recipes, make something up!  We’ll never know the difference!

While it would be great if your recipes were a match to our themes, we will still consider those recipes that don’t follow the theme. So don’t be shy! Send us whatever inspires you!

Types of Recipes We are Looking For

  • Main dishes
  • Desserts
  • Appetizers
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Vegan/Vegetarian recipes
  • Stuff carnivores will eat
  • Gluten/Allergen free
  • Healthy Dishes
  • Dishes that are not-so-healthy
  • Ethnic dishes
  • Food that is baked into fun shapes
  • Food that toddlers will eat – PLEASE!!!!
  • If you specialize in making dog treats, we will consider these as well.

***If it’s edible, it qualifies.***

Click here for a printable checklist of our submission guidelines!

Submission Guidelines

  • Recipes should be no longer than 2 pages
  • They can be either single-spaced or double-spaced
  • Use Times New Roman, size 12 Font
  • Send the recipe as an attached Word or PDF Document
    • ONE recipe per document!
  • All recipes MUST be submitted with some kind of anecdote, short story or essay.
  • Anecdotes that accompany recipes must be a minimum of 50 words
  • Essays or short stories that accompany the recipe should not be more than 5,000 words
  • Font is Times New Roman, size 12
  • One space after closing punctuation
    • Check out our tutorial for an easy way to meet this formatting requirement.
  • Sent as an attached Word or PDF document
  • Anecdotes, essays and short stories Must be a separate attachment from the recipe

Submissions can be emailed to  Please include the following:

  • Your Name
  • A one paragraph biography
    • The biography can be real or fictional. Have fun!
  • Your contact information (email address or phone number)
  • The type of submission – Recipe
  • The word count
  • The title of the work
  • The attached Word or PDF document
    • Please do not send multiple recipes in the same document. Multiple recipes should be sent as separate attachments.
  • If the recipe has been previously published on your blog, please include the link in the email so we can credit the original publication.

Submissions can also be mailed to Pilcrow & Dagger, PO Box 2261, Evans, GA 30809, United States of America. 

Mailed submissions must include:

  • A cover page with the following:
    • The issue you are submitting for
    • Author name
    • One paragraph biography
    • Best method of contact (email address or phone number)
    • Title of work
    • Type of work (fiction, nonfiction, essay, humor etc.)
    • Word count

Please send multiple submissions in separate emails or envelopes.  We love getting mail!!!


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